After winning French Startup of the Year, Be-Bound is partnering up with the companies SNCF, PWC, ENGIE and Qwant. to launch a competition for the “Best African Startup of the Year 2017” (#StartupAfro). We join this project to encourage the digitalization of Africa. Applications are open to all startups located in Africa, and startups founded by at least one member of the African diaspora, as well as international startups who are looking to move into Africa.
1st Prize: “African Startup of the Year – 2017”
Awarded by the jury, this prize gives the winner 10,000€ in cash and a visibility pack valued at 10,000€ (featured on Bonjouridee.com, press and communication campaign on social media). Integration into the partner network.
Jury’s Choice Award
- Visibility Pack With 50,000 views
- Integration into the partners’ business network
Public Choice Award
Rewards the best startup created by a worldwide member of African Diaspora
- 2000€ in cash offered by bonjour idée
- 10000€ Visibility Pack offered by Bonjour idée
And more…..visit startup.info for full list!
The growth of the African digital ecosystem is already in full force despite the major challenges to internet connectivity that the continent faces. Be-Bound is with our partners at the COP22 in Marrakech Morrocco to officially launch this contest, at the same time that we’re opening our Next4Billion console. By providing a pathway for app developers to create more local, relevant content in emerging countries, with apps that work even without internet, we aim to stimulate Africa’s startup ecosystem even further.
Next Elon Musk, we’re looking for you, and our bets are on Africa!!!